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Substance Use Disorders and COVID-19
With over 90% of the population in a mandated lockdown, anxiety and mental health concerns are spreading throughout the U.S. These unprecedented circumstances seem to provoke a dangerous response, including rising instances of substance use. According to recent reports from ABC News, communities in NY, FL, and OH are reporting a spike in drug- or alcohol-related ambulance calls. This post will address these concerns and offer tips for developing healthy coping mechanisms during isolation.